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American Blues Announces Live May Virtual Events Photo American Blues Announces Live May Virtual Events
by A.A. Cristi - May 11, 2021

American Blues Theater, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, presents a live, online reading of There's A Clown in My Bubble, written and performed by Ensemble Member Philip Earl Johnson on May 14 at 7pm Central, as part of ‚ÄúThe Room‚ÄĚ series. Ensemble Member Ian Paul Custer will perform Piano Man, celebrating 50 years of the music of Billy Joel, on Friday, May 21 at 7pm Central as part of ‚ÄúThe Garage‚ÄĚ series.

American Blues Theater Continues Monthly Reading Series With SANCTUARY CITY Photo American Blues Theater Continues Monthly Reading Series With SANCTUARY CITY
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 23, 2021

American Blues Theater presents a live, online reading of Sanctuary City, created and directed by Ensemble Member Ian Paul Custer and written by Shannon Prichard as part of ‚ÄúThe Room‚ÄĚ series. The reading will be live on Friday, March 26 at 7pm. The reading will be followed by a group discussion.

American Blues Theater Presents VALENTUNES This Friday Photo American Blues Theater Presents VALENTUNES This Friday
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 9, 2021

American Blues Theater has announced¬†Valentunes,¬†a benefit event as part of its ongoing music series, ‚ÄúThe Garage.‚ÄĚ The online event on¬†Friday February 12 at 7pm Central¬†will feature favorite love songs of the American Blues Ensemble and Artistic Affiliates, sung by¬†Dawn Bach, Audrey Billings, Matthew Brumlow, Dara Cameron, Austin Cook and more.

American Blues Theater Celebrates 35 Years With Annual Blue Bash Benefit Photo American Blues Theater Celebrates 35 Years With Annual Blue Bash Benefit
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 28, 2020

American Blues Theater, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, has announced the 2021 Blue Bash, a fundraiser celebrating 35 Years Strong.

American Blues Kicks Off New Play Reading Series August 7 Photo American Blues Kicks Off New Play Reading Series August 7
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 5, 2020

American Blues Theater, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, announces a?oeThe Rooma??, a brand-new reading series that brings original work, plays in development, and new stories to Chicago audiences.

Photo Flash: THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA at the Marriott Theatre Photo Photo Flash: THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA at the Marriott Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 13, 2020

'Hear ye, hear ye...Prince Wellington is seeking a bride.' The classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen comes to life in a new musical THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA at Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, from February 8 to April 19, 2019, with a press opening on Saturday, February 15 at 10 a.m. This new spin on the classic tale features music by Marc Robin, book and lyrics by Rick Boynton, and additional lyrics by Curt Dale Clark and Marc Robin. THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA is directed and choreographed by Artistic Director Aaron Thielen, with musical direction by Patti Garwood.

VIDEO: Take a Look at Marriott Theatre's Production of THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA Photo VIDEO: Take a Look at Marriott Theatre's Production of THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA
by Stage Tube - Feb 13, 2020

'Hear ye, hear ye...Prince Wellington is seeking a bride.' The classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen comes to life in a new musical THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA at Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, from February 8 to April 19, 2019, with a press opening on Saturday, February 15 at 10 a.m. This new spin on the classic tale features music by Marc Robin, book and lyrics by Rick Boynton, and additional lyrics by Curt Dale Clark and Marc Robin. THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA is directed and choreographed by Artistic Director Aaron Thielen, with musical direction by Patti Garwood.

Marriot Theatre Young Audiences Presents THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA Photo Marriot Theatre Young Audiences Presents THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 23, 2020

'Hear ye, hear ye...Prince Wellington is seeking a bride.' The classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen comes to life in a new musical THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA at Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, from February 8 to April 19, 2019, with a press opening on Saturday, February 15 at 10 a.m. This new spin on the classic tale features music by Marc Robin, book and lyrics by Rick Boynton, and additional lyrics by Curt Dale Clark and Marc Robin. THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA is directed and choreographed by Artistic Director Aaron Thielen, with musical direction by Patti Garwood.

The Marriott Theatre Has Announced Casting for THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA Photo The Marriott Theatre Has Announced Casting for THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 20, 2020

'Hear ye, hear ye...Prince Wellington is seeking a bride.' The classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen comes to life in a new musical THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA at Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, from February 8 to April 19, 2020,with a press opening on Saturday, February 15 at 10 a.m. This new spin on the classic tale features music by Marc Robin, book and lyrics by Rick Boynton, and additional lyrics by Curt Dale Clark and Marc Robin. THE PRINCESS AND THE PEA is directed and choreographed by Artistic Director Aaron Thielen, with musical direction by Patti Garwood.

American Blues Theater Presents 18th Anniversary Production Of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Photo American Blues Theater Presents 18th Anniversary Production Of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
by Stephi Wild - Oct 31, 2019

American Blues Theater continues its 2019-2020 Season with its 18th Annual Production of It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! from Frank Capra's film and directed by Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside with musical direction by Ensemble Member Michael Mahler. It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! runs November 14, 2019 a?" January 4, 2020 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. The official press opening is November 17, 2019 at 2:30 p.m.

American Blues Theater Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: LIVE IN CHICAGO! Photo American Blues Theater Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: LIVE IN CHICAGO!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 17, 2019

American Blues Theater continues its 2019-2020 Season with its 18th Annual Production of It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! from Frank Capra's film and directed by Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside with musical direction by Ensemble Member Michael Mahler. It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! runs November 14, 2019 a?" January 4, 2020 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. The official press opening is November 16, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Photo Flash: American Blues Theater Presents THE SPITFIRE GRILL Photo Photo Flash: American Blues Theater Presents THE SPITFIRE GRILL
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 18, 2019

American Blues Theater announces casting for the Chicago revival of The Spitfire Grill, based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff, with book by James Valcq and Fred Alley, lyrics by Fred Alley and music by James Valeq. The Spitfire Grill, directed by Tammy Mader with music direction by Malcolm Ruhl, runs July 12 ‚Äď August 17, 2019 at Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont Ave in Chicago.¬†¬†

American Blues Theater Announces Casting for THE SPITFIRE GRILL Photo American Blues Theater Announces Casting for THE SPITFIRE GRILL
by Julie Musbach - May 8, 2019

American Blues Theater announces casting for the Chicago revival of The Spitfire Grill, based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff, with book by James Valeq and Fred Alley, lyrics by Fred Alley and music by James Valeq. 

Newbery-Winner Christopher Paul Curtis To Do Book Signings At Chicago Children's Thea Photo Newbery-Winner Christopher Paul Curtis To Do Book Signings At Chicago Children's Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 3, 2019

Internationally acclaimed children's author Christopher Paul Curtis will pay a return visit to Chicago Children's Theatre, 100 S. Racine Ave. in Chicago's West Loop, on Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14, for public book signings and to celebrate CCT's world premiere adaptation of his Newbery Medal-winning book, The Watsons Go to Birmingham-1963.

Photo Flash: American Blues Theater Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: LIVE IN CHICAGO Photo Photo Flash: American Blues Theater Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: LIVE IN CHICAGO
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 20, 2018

American Blues Theater continues its 2018-2019 Season with its 17th Annual Production of It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! from Frank Capra's film and directed by Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside with musical direction by Ensemble Member Michael Mahler. It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! runs November 15, 2018 - January 5, 2019 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.  

American Blues Theater Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: LIVE IN CHICAGO! Photo American Blues Theater Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: LIVE IN CHICAGO!
by Julie Musbach - Oct 5, 2018

American Blues Theater continues its 2018-2019 Season with its 17th Annual Production of It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! from Frank Capra'sfilm and directed by Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside with musical direction by Ensemble Member Michael Mahler. 

BUDDY--The Buddy Holly Story To Extend Through Today Photo BUDDY--The Buddy Holly Story To Extend Through Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2018

American Blues Theater announces encore performance run of BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story, written by Alan Janes, directed by Lili-Anne Brown, with musical direction by Ensemble Member Michael Mahler. BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story will close as planned on May 26, 2018 and reopen June 29 - September 15, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets will be on sale for the encore run on May 15, 2018.

American Blues Theater's Smash-Hit BUDDY Returns Next Week Photo American Blues Theater's Smash-Hit BUDDY Returns Next Week
by Julie Musbach - Jun 19, 2018

American Blues Theater announces encore performance run of BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story, written by Alan Janes, directed by Lili-Anne Brown, with musical direction by Ensemble Member Michael Mahler. BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story will reopen June 29 - September 15, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are on sale now.

BUDDY--The Buddy Holly Story To Extend Through 9/15 Photo BUDDY--The Buddy Holly Story To Extend Through 9/15
by A.A. Cristi - May 14, 2018

American Blues Theater announces encore performance run of BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story, written by Alan Janes, directed by Lili-Anne Brown, with musical direction by Ensemble Member Michael Mahler. BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story will close as planned on May 26, 2018 and reopen June 29 - September 15, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets will be on sale for the encore run on May 15, 2018.

Photo Flash: BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story Comes to American Blues Theater Photo Photo Flash: BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story Comes to American Blues Theater
by A.A. Cristi - May 4, 2018

American Blues Theater concludes its 2017-2018 Season with BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story, written by Alan Janes, directed by Lili-Anne Brown, with musical direction by Ensemble Member Michael Mahler. BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story runs April 27 - May 26, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.

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